Indigenous culture in focus at local history talk

Published on Friday 17 May, 2019


Learn about the Nyoongar six seasons and the Indigenous connection to flora, fauna and the land at an upcoming City of Gosnells local history talk, at Wilkinson Homestead Museum.

Guest speaker Jim Maher is a proud Aboriginal man with family roots in Tasmania and strong links to the Injibandi People of the Pilbara region.

He will talk about the six seasons of Nyoongar culture – Birak, Bunuru, Djeran, Makuru, Djilba and Kambarang.

Each season reflects the changes that can be observed at different times of the year, including the impact of weather on plants and animals.

“Indigenous history, culture, and language spans thousands of years prior to European settlement and is a vital part of what makes up our City’s rich cultural heritage,” said City of Gosnells Mayor Glenn Dewhurst.

“This local history talk is a wonderful opportunity for community members to learn more about the Nyoongar calendar, the Indigenous connection to the land and how it has shaped our shared history.”   

The pre-European local history talk will take place on Saturday 8 June, between 1.30pm and 2.30pm, at the Wilkinson Homestead Museum. The event is free, however bookings are essential – call 9397 3145 or visit the link below.